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CBS Reportedly Already Planning For Tony Romo's Next Contract

Tony Romo standing in front of a CBS banner.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Tony Romo attends the 2018 CBS Upfront at The Plaza Hotel on May 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

Tony Romo might be the most-coveted analyst in all of sports and CBS appears to be very aware of this.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback-turned-NFL analyst dazzled viewers of the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

There's already talk of other networks (and, maybe, NFL teams) trying to poach Romo from CBS with a massive contract.

CBS isn't having any of that, though. The network is reportedly already planning on giving Romo a massive raise.

Andrew Marchand of the New York Post has the details:

In terms of TV, this will be the Tony Romo Super Bowl on CBS. And CBS wants to make sure it is the first of many.

Romo’s contract is up after next season, which could set up a multimillion-dollar TV free-agent sweepstakes for his services at this time next year.

Before that can happen, CBS is prepared to give Romo a substantial raise from, according to sources, the $4 million range that he currently makes. Next year is the final season of his three-year contract. It is hard to see how he does not become the highest-paid NFL TV analyst.

If Romo is indeed going to get a "substantial" raise from his $4 million salary, good luck to other networks and NFL teams trying to poach him.

CBS clearly has something great going on with Romo and his play-by-play man, Jim Nantz, and it wants to keep that going.